heterodoxy

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noun het·ero·doxy \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdäk-sē, ˈhe-trə-\

Definition of heterodoxy

plural

heterodoxies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being heterodox

  2. 2 :  a heterodox opinion or doctrine

Examples of heterodoxy in a Sentence

  1. Copernicus's theory that the earth revolved around the sun was arrant heterodoxy at a time when the earth was thought to be the center of the universe.

1659

First Known Use of heterodoxy

1659



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